The original Bullet Space Pen was conceived in July of 1948. Paul Fisher was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum. It became our first Fisher ball point pen, the #400 Bullet Pen, and arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century. This pen is now all brass with a Chrome finish.
Cited as an outstanding example of industrial art, the classic design of the Fisher Bullet Pen has been exhibited for years in the New York Museum of Modern Art. The Bullet's timeless styling has been the topic of many art books and magazine articles. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Fisher Bullet Space Pen continues to be our most popular pen.
STYLE: CAP SLIDES ON & OFF
FINISH: MATTE BLACK
LENGTH: OPEN - 5.25" CLOSED - 3.75"
CARTRIDGE: FISHER PRESSURIZED PR4 BLACK INK MEDIUM POINT
PACKAGING: MOONSCAPE GIFT BOX AND AN ASTRONAUT SLEEVE
I don't know exactly what they did but this pen has proven more durable than my old one (which now lives on my desk). I keep this and a swiss army knife in a Hitch and Timber wallet wherever I go. Fabulous investment.
One rides in my front pocket 'neath my wallet every day. You don't know it's there until you need to have something with which to write. Then you appreciate what Paul Fisher created. Best EDC writing instrument every produced..
I had an issue version in a parallel universe long ago on another planet far away, but it didn't come back. Having another as a utilitarian accessory and a reminder keeps one focussed on the important things.
I have many Space Pens but its nice to have one marked US Government. Presentation, quality, and ease of use are great and exactly what you expect from Fisher Space Pen.
Expected quality fisher pen in compact platform